Diabetic Cooking

Main Dishes

Lemon Broccoli Pasta



  • 3 tablespoons sliced green onions
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen broccoli florets
  • 3 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 1/3 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons grated reduced-fat Parmesan cheese


Spray large saucepan with nonstick cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Add green onions and garlic; cook and stir 3 minutes or until green onions are tender.

Stir broth, lemon peel, and pepper into saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in broccoli and pasta; return to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, 6 to 7 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring frequently.

Remove from heat. Stir in yogurt until well blended. Let stand 5 minutes. Top with cheese before serving. Garnish as desired.

Yield: 6 servings. Serving size: 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 120, Carbohydrates: 20 g, Protein: 6 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 125 mg, Fiber: 2 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 Bread/Starch, 1 Vegetable.

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